Scholarship Programs
Hubert H. Humphrey Program

NOW OPEN: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program AY 2022-2023 

Fulbright Philippines is now accepting applications until July 2, 12 midnight

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange, enhances leadership among international professionals who collaborate to address local and global challenges and foster change for our collective good. 


Humphrey Fellows are servant leaders

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was established in 1978 as a Fulbright exchange that advances U.S. foreign policy goals through the exchange of mid-career professionals representing approximately 140 eligible countries from all world regions.

Humphrey Fellows work in critical fields for collaboration, such as law and human rights, public health, including infectious diseases, climate change, and public policy. 


What happens during the program?

During their fellowship, Humphrey Fellows participate in non-degree study at approximately 13 host campuses across the United States and complete at least six weeks of a professional affiliation at a U.S.-based governmental, non-governmental, private sector, or international organization. 

The fellowship provides for tuition and fees, a monthly maintenance allowance, book and supplies, and round-trip international travel to the Fellow’s English language center (when applicable), to the host institution, and to Washington, DC for a workshop. 

Supplementary funds are available for professional activities such as field trips or attendance at conferences. Humphrey Fellowships are not renewable.


Fellowships are granted competitively in the following fields:

Human and Institutional Capacity

  • Economic Development
  • Finance and Banking
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management

Rights and Freedoms

  • Communications and Journalism
  • International Religious Freedom
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention

Sustainable Lands

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Thriving Communities

  • Contagious and Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV&AIDS, Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention
  • Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Am I eligible?

More than 5,600 men and women have been honored as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1978. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually.

Appropriate candidates are:

  1. Mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement
  2. Those who have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it. They should demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment.
  3. Those who have a minimum of f5 years full-time professional experience(prior to August 2022) in the relevant field and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization. 
  4. Those who have completed a university degree program requiring at least 4 years of full-time study to qualify for participation in U.S. graduate study programs.
  5. Generally proficient in both written and spoken English as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based).

[Note: Exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be nominated and will be considered for one of the two English training programs.]


Required documents

  1. Completed online application form —
  2. Official or certified transcript of records from all colleges/universities attended
  3. Certified copy of diploma
  4. Two letters of reference (forms are found on the online application)

Application for the 2022-2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is ongoing until July 2 at 12 midnight. For questions, email us at


The Humphrey Program is a Fulbright exchange activity. Its primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Co-sponsors include other governmental agencies, multinational organizations, and private donors. The Institute of International Education (IIE) assists the U.S. Department of State in administering the Humphrey Fellowship Program.